Maximising dividend payouts

Thank you to the reader who pointed out that the possibility of legislative changes to stop cash refunds of franking credits isn't the only reason for companies to increase their... Read more

Daryl Dixon, 1 July 2018, The Canberra Times

Uncertainty over credits needs thought

Top marks to Macquarie Bank for its recent analysis of the impact of possible changes to franking credit rules for resident Australian share investors. Not allowing a zero-rate taxpayer... Read more

Daryl Dixon, 24 June 2018, The Canberra Times

Clients need to stay alert on strategies

While following the progress of the banking royal commission may be unsettling, the stream of revelations about malpractice and dishonesty provides a timely reminder of the need to stay... Read more

Daryl Dixon, 6 May 2018, The Canberra Times

Planning for retirement not so simple

Planning for retirement is no longer the simple process it once was. Choosing investments is now much more complicated. Already the government has capped the maximum amount that can be... Read more

Daryl Dixon, 22 April 2018, The Canberra Times

Franking credits dilemma

Not unexpectedly, several defined benefit fund and commercial annuity pension recipients have asked how the proposal to stop cash refunds of imputation credits would affect them. The short... Read more

Daryl Dixon, 15 April 2018, The Canberra Times

Credit loss is a matter of fairness

Several readers have questioned the fairness of the proposal not to provide cash refunds of imputation credits. One reader questioned the fairness of not providing cash refunds because it... Read more

Daryl Dixon, 8 April 2018, The Canberra Times

Threats rise for listed investment

Top marks to the tax experts at Pitcher Partners for alerting investors and business owners to the additional tax penalties facing company shareholders not eligible to claim a cash refund... Read more

Daryl Dixon, 1 April 2018, The Canberra Times

Market may dip if refund goes

Assessing the possible impact of the proposal to limit access to cash refunds of imputation credits on franked dividends is far from straightforward. Even those investors who would still... Read more

Daryl Dixon, 25 March 2018, The Canberra Times

The impact of lower company tax on the share market

Despite intensive lobbying by the business sector, the government still faces major obstacles to cutting the large company tax rate to 25 per cent. Large corporations such as Rio Tinto warn... Read more

Daryl Dixon, 1 March 2018, The Canberra Times

Dealing with a market correction

It is far too early for investors to assess whether the latest share market correction is an indicator of worse times ahead or just a temporary set-back before markets continue their upward... Read more

Daryl Dixon, 18 February 2018, The Canberra Times


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